Diphtheria is an upper respiratory tract illness characterized by sore throat, low-grade fever, and an adherent membrane of the tonsil(s), pharynx, and/or nose. A milder form of diphtheria can be limited to the skin. It is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, an aerobic Gram-positive bacterium.
Diphtheria as related to Childhood Immunization
- Diphtheria - Wikipedia
Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Signs and symptoms may vary from mild to severe. They usually start two to five days ...
- Diphtheria | Clinical Features | CDC
Diphtheria once was a major cause of illness and death among children. The United States recorded 206,000 cases of diphtheria in 1921, resulting in 15,520 deaths.
- NC DPH, WCH: Immunization Branch
Home page for the N.C. Immunization Branch. We facilitate the provision of immunization services to the citizens of North Carolina. Find information about ...
- Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Vaccine Information ...
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is the nation's premier source of childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization information for healthcare professionals
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis: Recommendations for ...
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis: Recommendations for Vaccine Use and Other Preventive Measures Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory …
- Childhood Immunizations Guide - WebMD
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP) -- Five-Dose Series 2-4 months: The first two doses are given at 2 and 4 months old. 4-6 months: The third dose is given at 6 months.
- Immunization Unit - Texas Department of State Health Services
Information about school requirements, immunization schedules, vaccine safety, low-cost vaccines for children, and coverage statistics.
- Vaccines - Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis ...
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Vaccine. Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). Teens and adults should get Tdap ...
- Childhood Immunization Schedule - IDPH
Childhood Immunization Schedule. Vaccines work best when given at the recommended times. Measles vaccine, for example, is usually given to a baby …
- Vaccine Standing Orders for Healthcare Providers
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) provides vaccine standing orders for healthcare settings providing vaccination services.